Kos Island, Greece… (the Island that has everything)
Welcome to Kos, one of the most loved islands of the Dodecanese. The island has adopted some fascinating names “The garden of the Aegean”, for its wealth of water and crops, “The island of Hippocrates” for having given birth to the most famous doctor in history. Kos is known to be an excellent starting point for exploring the Dodecanese islands or neighbouring Turkey.
Kos is 43 km long and 2 km wide at the narrowest point, up to a maximum of 6 km at its widest point. It is the third island of the Dodecanese for size and the second for the population. It is near the coasts of Turkey and more precisely to the ancient city of Halicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, which makes it particularly fascinating as it offers an interesting combination of eastern and western elements. Even though Kos is known for its tourism, it has done well in maintaining its soul. Escaping from the tourists is easily done, and you will always manage to find a hidden away beach.
Kos City and other known places…
The capital of the island is Kos town (Kos City), a lively tourist town, rich in history as well as bars, Greek taverns and narrow streets with shops. Kos town has beautiful beaches sheltered from the Meltemi and is the most requested tourist resort on the island. Nearby there are several villages with a traditional soul such as Platani, Pili, Zia and Asomatos. A short distance away are the thermal baths of Kos, a natural swimming pool renowned for its sulphurous water and the archaeological site “Asklepion”, the most important site of the island of Kos. Just a stone’s throw away from the Asklepion itself is the extraordinary location of our incredible Hippocrates Fitness & Wellness Retreats.
Other known villages are Tigaki, Marmari and Mastihari in the northern part of the island, these are mainly tourist resorts that offer good services but most importantly long sandy beaches. Towards the south of Kos there is the small village of Kardamena, a place that in recent years is particularly frequented by families, but also couples of young people, in search of tranquillity and crystal clear sea. Kefalos, however, has to be the gem of southern Kos. It is known to be the most authentic and peaceful place, as well as boasting the most beautiful beaches on the island of Kos. Beaches are mostly wide and sandy, but you can also find bays and rocky coves with amazing sea colours.
Most people escape to the Greek Islands for the Sun, and Kos is no different. From April to November, a period during which the rains are very rare, the island offers a Mediterranean climate of excellence that gives the possibility to fully enjoy the sea and perpetually sunny days.
At the same time caressed by the Meltemi (the summer wind) which allows making even the high temperatures of the high season more pleasant. It is possible to run into a few hours of rain only from the end of September / early October but it is dispersed in a short time.
Where is the Retreat…
We are located at The Asklipion Valley Guest House approximately 4.5km away from Kos Town. The Guesthouse is set in stunning gardens with incredible sea and mountain views, the perfect setting to wind down. Each studio/apartment is uniquely different but with a fantastic traditional Greek design. The owner of the guest house is an incredibly talented local artist and has made the guest house extremely welcoming. Each studio/apartment comes equipped with basic cooking facilities for the days you do not fancy eating with the group. Some of the rooms have terraces/balconies allowing you to enjoy your morning coffee/tea in private (if you wish) and all have private bathrooms.
Whether you are a solo traveller or travelling with a buddy, we have the perfect accommodation for you…
Availability on booking is:
2 person sharing (double)
2 person sharing (twin)
Single Occupancy (double)
For more information about The Asklipion Valley Guest House, please visit their website.